Dr. John Jobe received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1966 from Oklahoma State University under the supervision of O. H. Hamilton. He then embarked on a career of dedicated and outstanding service to the Department of Mathematics and Oklahoma State University until his retirement in 1994.
John and Caryl Jobe Graduate Mathematics Fellowship
This fellowship is given to a new graduate student. The endowment was provided by the Jobe's and gifts of alumni. Dr. John Jobe received his Ph. D. in 1966 from Oklahoma State University in point-set topology under the direction of Dr. O. H. Hamilton. Dr. Jobe then embarked on a career of dedicated and outstanding service to the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University until his retirement in spring 1994. During this time Dr. Jobe served as Director of the Graduate Program from 1982 to 1987 and Chairman of the OSU Faculty Council from 1979 to 1980. Dr. Jobe was very active in the Mathematical Association of America, serving as Governor from 1975 to 1978, and Secretary-Treasurer from 1978 to 1991, for the Oklahoma-Arkansas Section. Throughout his career at OSU, Dr. Jobe was known, both on and off campus, for his energy and commitment to students at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has received awards recognizing his teaching at the undergraduate level and his educational out-reach efforts, and he has directed a number of graduate students in their thesis work at the Master¹s and Doctoral levels.
Caryl Jobe was also an educator of equal energy and commitment. Caryl Jobe retired from teaching 5th grade at Westwood Elementary School in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1993. During her teaching career she has received recognition for her teaching excellence, both in the community and from the state of Oklahoma. In 1991, Caryl Jobe received the prestigious Presidential Distinguished Teacher award. Additionally, she has been acknowledged by former students as the teacher most responsible for their success.